I have tried to make room for my soap operation, finally found a place last night to lay out my molds - it will work really well - then got together all of the equipment and supplies needed. Lye has gone missing, but I have enough lye to make three quarters of a batch of soap, so that will be it. More lye ordered, might be here by Friday.
|Soap molds ready to fill - GOOD, very good indeed!|
Here are some pictures of the chaos I am living in, as well as some showing the progress I've been making. My mood is surprisingly good. My mantra now is, "This too shall pass."
|A few weeks ago - fall colors, view of mansion across river - GOOD|
|My first selfie with big camera - organizing list for Purple Porch baking - GOOD|
|Can it be? A clean counter, sparkling canisters - GOOD|
|Bread dough ready to be cut and formed into six baguettes - GOOD|
|Grain mill ready to grind grain for whole wheat bread - GOOD|
|Soap room counter - at least it's visible, let's call this GOOD|
|What a mess - BAD, except for my little Ayn Chee|
|Soap room, still a long way to go - UGLY|
|One little island of sanity among boxes, tolerable but BAD|
|Living room, which I am tacking tonight. UGLY, except for my precious Natasha Marie.|